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Deborah Petersen is top editor at San Francisco Media Co.

Deborah Petersen last fall became editor in chief of San Francisco Media Co.’s San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly. She has worked for the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and The Mercury News. Most recently, she was editorial director at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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A word, governor…?

On Tuesday, the Capital Conference included an update on crucial legislative efforts. Members received a CNPA Legislative Priorities and Issues book prior to deploying to the Capitol for individual visits with their legislators. Tuesday evening, they would return to the hotel for a Legislative Reception....

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Judges still needed for California Journalism Awards

Thanks to all CNPA members who entered this year’s California Journalism Awards and provided judges for the contest. If you entered the contest but haven’t signed up judges, remember that contest rules require contestants to provide judges. Here are this year’s requirements: Dailies 50,001 and...

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CNPA Capital Conference in one week

Regular registration closed last Friday, but you can still join us for the CNPA Capital Conference, which begins in one week in Sacramento. Registration is now $300 per person and includes all food and beverage for the Legislative Forum and Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5...

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You’re influential in Sacramento…

CNPA has, for the first time, combined the Legislative Conference (formerly CNPA Governmental Affairs Day) with the Industry Summit next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento. Here are two things to know about the Legislative Forum part of the conference and three...

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Deadline extended for 2018 California Journalism Awards

Due to a large number of requests, we are extending the deadline for the 2018 California Journalism Awards to 9 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 4. The contest entry system will shut down at that time. The extension applies to all contests: Print, Digital and Campus...

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Whitney Prout is CNPA staff attorney

Whitney Prout has joined the CNPA Services Inc. team as staff attorney. Prout, a McGeorge School of Law alum, had been policy and compliance counsel at the California Apartment Association for two years. In that role, she worked on housing-related issues in the Legislature, advocated...

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Jim DeArman is CNPA’s new CFO

Jim DeArman joined the CNPA Services Inc. staff this week as chief financial officer. He has been in the Sacramento region for many years and is a Bay Area native. DeArman comes to CNPA with excellent credentials in the accounting and finance field and succeeds...

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Madison Awards for Jim Ewert, Nikki Moore

The SPJ NorCal Chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee will present James Madison Awards to CNPA General Counsel Jim Ewert and former Legal Counsel Nikki Moore. Ewert and Moore will be recognized for their role in shepherding SB 1421 through the state Legislature. “By tirelessly lobbying...

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